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SPECIES Neotragus moschatus

Author:Von Dueben, 1846.
Citation:In Sundevall, Ofv. K. Svenska Vet.-Akad. Forhandl., Stockholm, 3(7): 221.
Common Name:Suni
Type Locality:"in Chapani (Anglis French island) occisa insula prope Zanzibar in Lat. Austr. 69', Long. Orient. 3914' a Greenwich sita, fructibus dense tecta et fonte irrigata" (Tanzania, Chapani Isl, 3 km from Zanzibar).
Distribution:SE Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, E Limpopo and E Mpumalanga Provs.), E Tanzania (including Zanzibar and Mafia Isls), NE Zimbabwe.
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as N. m. moschatus; IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Includes livingstonianus (Ellerman et al., 1953). Revised by Grubb (1989) who recognised nominate moschatus division (including kirchenpaueri) and livingstonianus division (including zuluensis), differing in dimensions and separated by Zambezi River; representatives of these divisions (cf. akeleyi and zuluensis) differ in chromosome complement (2n = 52 and 56 respectively) (Kingswood et al., 1998a). Regarded as three evolutionary species (N. moschatus, N. livingsonianus, and N. zanzibaricus) by Cotterill (2003b), but zanzibaricus appears to be an objective synonym of moschatus.


SUBSPECIES moschatus

SUBSPECIES kirchenpaueri

SUBSPECIES livingstonianus

SUBSPECIES zuluensis


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